37 Quotes About Holding onto Anger


Anger is something that can eventually destroy a person and soul if it is left unchecked. These quotes about holding onto anger remind us that there are times we need to just let go for the sake of our future and emotional health.

“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”

“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you’ll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”

“Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges.”

“Don’t hold grudges. Life’s too long.”

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

“Grudges are often worse enemies than pain.”

“He never did rid himself of the feeling that he had been denied his rightful place. It kept him from being good-natured, and made him unwilling to forget grudges.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

“Holding on to grudges holds you back from achieving success.”

“I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.”

“I suddenly had an idea of how adults can hold on to a feeling for very long periods of time, long after the event is finished, long after cards have been sent and apologies made and everyone else had moved on.”

“I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people.”

“I’m sure she didn’t mean what she said. Life’s too short to hold grudges.”

“If you withhold love as a form of punishment, who is being punished?”

“In my experience when a friend unloaded about a boyfriend or spouse, the listener soaked up the complaint and remembered it long after the speaker had forgiven the offense.”

“In the room full of individuals for whom I hold feelings of resentment about, Who might be the first I would converse with, when I am about to bite the dust?”

“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present… today.”

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”

“Most people are only doing the best that they know how to do.Blaming and holding grudges only brings more pain.”

“No matter how strong you plan to be, you can never subdue the pain that comes with the grudges you refuse to let go.”

“One of the most devastating symptoms of pride is the unwillingness to forgive.”

“People love it when you criticise some things which they do not believe in, practices which are contrary to what they practice or contrary views. They call you objective and truthful.”

“Rage can be a very dangerous thing to harbor in one’s heart.”

“Resentment and bitterness and old grudges were dead things, which rotted the hands that grasped them.”

“See, those who wield the primordial forces of creation have a long-running grudge with physics.”

“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”

“Sometimes, you can hold a grudge for so long you forget why you were holding onto it. And before you know it, half a lifetime has gone by and all you’ve got is a empty fist and a lot of regret.”

“The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me.”

“The person who offends, and the person who has been offended and awaiting for a revenge have one thing in common: the real uncertainties of tomorrow is truly uncertain to both of them.”

“The worst grudge is being told that you are forgiven, yet your sins are still glowing in their hearts like a burning coal.”

“The wound never heals until the grudge is completely gone.”

“There are so many people whose minds do not belong to them. There are so many people whose thoughts have been purchased by people.”

“There are things a person does without any reason, without any second thought, maybe they do not hold grudges for long, maybe they just forgive, and there is something strange about that type of person. I admire them.”

“They say it’s good to let your grudges go, but I don’t know, I’m quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.”

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”

“Well, don’t worry about it too much, princess. Let ice-boy cool off for the night and then try to talk to him tomorrow. He wont stay angry with you too long, I bet. Ash isn’t one to hold a grudge.”

“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.”

Dealing with anger and having compassion for others is just one way to find yourself on the path of a solution.

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